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Independence Day march in Warsaw turns violent, 50 people injured

November 12, 2014, 10:36 UTC+3
More than 276 arrested during the clashes between police and protesters
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23 policemen and 24 protesters were injured in the clashes that broke out on 11 November, in the capital of Poland, during Independence Day march organized by the nationalists
23 policemen and 24 protesters were injured in the clashes that broke out on 11 November, in the capital of Poland, during Independence Day march organized by the nationalists
23 policemen and 24 protesters were injured in the clashes that broke out on 11 November, in the capital of Poland, during Independence Day march organized by the nationalists
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The provokers in masks hurled firecrackers, smoke flares, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police
The provokers in masks hurled firecrackers, smoke flares, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police
The provokers in masks hurled firecrackers, smoke flares, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police
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The police had to use water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against them
The police had to use water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against them
The police had to use water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against them
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Some tens of thousands people took part in the march
Some tens of thousands people took part in the march
Some tens of thousands people took part in the march
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The police arrested more than 276 offenders, the spokesman of the commandant general of police, Mariusz Sokolowski, said
The police arrested more than 276 offenders, the spokesman of the commandant general of police, Mariusz Sokolowski, said
The police arrested more than 276 offenders, the spokesman of the commandant general of police, Mariusz Sokolowski, said
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The Warsaw administration said the hooligans damaged the city’s infrastructure. Traffic signs, fences, pavement and tram stops were damaged
The Warsaw administration said the hooligans damaged the city’s infrastructure. Traffic signs, fences, pavement and tram stops were damaged
The Warsaw administration said the hooligans damaged the city’s infrastructure. Traffic signs, fences, pavement and tram stops were damaged
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23 policemen and 24 protesters were injured in the clashes that broke out on 11 November, in the capital of Poland, during Independence Day march organized by the nationalists
© EPA/PAWEL SUPERNAK
The provokers in masks hurled firecrackers, smoke flares, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police
© EPA/JACEK TURCZYK
The police had to use water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against them
© EPA/TOMASZ GZELL
Some tens of thousands people took part in the march
© EPA/LESZEK SZYMANSKI
The police arrested more than 276 offenders, the spokesman of the commandant general of police, Mariusz Sokolowski, said
© EPA/JACEK TURCZYK
The Warsaw administration said the hooligans damaged the city’s infrastructure. Traffic signs, fences, pavement and tram stops were damaged
© EPA/TOMASZ GZELL

WARSAW, Novermber 12. /TASS/. 23 policemen and 24 protesters were injured in the clashes that broke out on Tuesday, 11 November, in the capital of Poland, during Independence march organized by the nationalists, the local law enforcement authorities report.

A big group of aggressive young men was waiting for a column of protesters at the National Stadium where the march marking the Independence Day was supposed to end.

The provokers in masks hurled firecrackers, smoke flares, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police. The police had to use water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against them.

Some tens of thousands people took part in the march. The police reports 30,000, while the organizers say that 100,000 marchers were in the streets. The police arrested more than 276 offenders, the spokesman of the commandant general of police, Mariusz Sokolowski, said. According to him, the majority of rioters were football fans from Polish football clubs.

The Warsaw administration said the hooligans damaged the city’s infrastructure. Traffic signs, fences, pavement and tram stops were damaged.

In other cities of Poland celebrations on Independence Day took place without incident. In total, 634 mass events were held across the country.

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